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  • After guilting my brother into giving up some Smoked Salmon on Christmas Eve, I knew I’d better put my prize to good use. This pasta casserole is fabulous. I love […]

    Smoked Salmon Pasta

    After guilting my brother into giving up some Smoked Salmon on Christmas Eve, I knew I’d better put my prize to good use. This pasta casserole is fabulous. I love […]

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  •   Pinot Risotto. It requires a stretch, a deep breath and a little sigh before you sit down to eat. It’s amazing. Take your time. Enjoy. You may wonder why […]

    Pinot Risotto

      Pinot Risotto. It requires a stretch, a deep breath and a little sigh before you sit down to eat. It’s amazing. Take your time. Enjoy. You may wonder why […]

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  • The Fall frenzy for my photography business was crazy fun this year. But, I have to say that all my creative juices get poured into that and creative cooking gets […]

    Savory Sage and Pumpkin Soup

    The Fall frenzy for my photography business was crazy fun this year. But, I have to say that all my creative juices get poured into that and creative cooking gets […]

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  • October gets colder and darker and my tummy starts a rumbling for comfort food. Enchilada season has begun. Yes! And, I am so thrilled with this recipe that it’s finally […]

    Angie’s Chicken Enchiladas

    October gets colder and darker and my tummy starts a rumbling for comfort food. Enchilada season has begun. Yes! And, I am so thrilled with this recipe that it’s finally […]

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  • Oh-my-oh-my-oh-my. Why hadn’t I tried putting white chocolate chips in my pumpkin bread? Temporary insanity? Thank goodness the lightbulb finally came on. I decided to try one loaf of my […]

    White Chocolate Pumpkin Bread

    Oh-my-oh-my-oh-my. Why hadn’t I tried putting white chocolate chips in my pumpkin bread? Temporary insanity? Thank goodness the lightbulb finally came on. I decided to try one loaf of my […]

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  • Booze Cakes? Can you believe their is an entire cookbook called Booze Cakes: Confections Spiked with Spirits, Wine, and Beer? While there are many incredibly delicious sounding recipes in the […]

    Ver Jus Soaked Wine-tasting Cakes

    Booze Cakes? Can you believe their is an entire cookbook called Booze Cakes: Confections Spiked with Spirits, Wine, and Beer? While there are many incredibly delicious sounding recipes in the […]

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  • Love it when I’m inspired to create. My muse as of late is a small, precious stash of Oregon’s Hyland Estates Pinot Noir Ver jus (the tart, fresh non-fermented juice […]

    Pasta with Ver jus Cream Sauce

    Love it when I’m inspired to create. My muse as of late is a small, precious stash of Oregon’s Hyland Estates Pinot Noir Ver jus (the tart, fresh non-fermented juice […]

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  • I have a pretty substantial cookbook collection. I flip through lots of pages and ponder many recipes. My husband uses just one cookbook, The Barbecue! Bible. It’s been his “go-to” grilling […]

    Indonesian Glazed Salmon

    I have a pretty substantial cookbook collection. I flip through lots of pages and ponder many recipes. My husband uses just one cookbook, The Barbecue! Bible. It’s been his “go-to” grilling […]

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  • Child asks, “What’s for dinner, mom?” Mom replies, “Fancy chicken.” Child proceeds to frown. Mom (me) knows. He’s thinking, “Not chicken again. That’s B.O.R.I.N.G.” However, Mom just smiles to herself […]

    Braised Chicken with Ver jus Sauce

    Child asks, “What’s for dinner, mom?” Mom replies, “Fancy chicken.” Child proceeds to frown. Mom (me) knows. He’s thinking, “Not chicken again. That’s B.O.R.I.N.G.” However, Mom just smiles to herself […]

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  • Summer. Margarita in hand. Or maybe a Corona. Amigos over for a BBQ. The best, grilled appetizer EVER on the grill. Bliss. Grilled Queso and Shrimp Dip is simple, gorgeous, […]

    Grilled Queso and Shrimp Dip

    Summer. Margarita in hand. Or maybe a Corona. Amigos over for a BBQ. The best, grilled appetizer EVER on the grill. Bliss. Grilled Queso and Shrimp Dip is simple, gorgeous, […]

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